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November 11, 2018 – Time after Pentecost

The following prayers have been adapted for congregational use by Rebecca Garber

click here to download a copy of the prayers

We invite you to include the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Bishops of your region in your prayers.

Anglican Bishops:

  • Bishop Logan McMenamie, Diocese of British Columbia
  • Bishop Melissa Skelton, Diocese of New Westminster
  • Bishop David Lehmann, Diocese of Caledonia
  • Bishop John Privett, Diocese of Kootenay
  • Bishop Barbara Andrews, Diocese of The Territory of the People

Roman Catholic Bishops:

  • Archdiocese of Vancouver – Archbishop Michael Miller
  • Diocese of Kamloops – Bishop Joseph Nguyen
  • Diocese of Nelson – Bishop Robert Bourgon
  • Diocese of Prince George – Bishop Stephen Jensen
  • Diocese of Victoria – Bishop Gary Gordon

Prayers for November 11, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “My soul magnifies the spirit of the Lord,” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR OUR PRAYER

Knowing that your spirit moves among us, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and all who yearn for wholeness and spiritual wealth.

A moment of silence

God of the highs and lows of our lives, we remember all those who fought and died in warfare, seeking to preserve democracy and our best values for societies. Inspire us all to see peaceable answers to the world conflicts that never cease. Let us observe a moment of silence on this Remembrance Day to honour veterans living and dead. (Maintain one minute of silence.)

My soul magnifies the spirit of the Lord  HEAR OUR PRAYER

 God of mercy and compassion, mould us in the ways of kindness that our church embody your spirit and truth. Enable us to take this kindness with us every day as we go about the ordinary and extra-ordinary matters of life. Keep us mindful of the farmers and labourers who ensure a supply of good food, and help us share what we have that all might be fed.

My soul magnifies the spirit of the Lord  HEAR OUR PRAYER

 Remind us that you never abandon us–even when we abandon you in times of despair and discouragement. Teach us to reach out to you, trusting that your love can break through our stubborn hearts and help us find your constancy in a sometimes chaotic world.

My soul magnifies the spirit of the Lord  HEAR OUR PRAYER

Make us listen and be still: for God gives power to guide us, wisdom to teach us, and eyes to watch over us. When all seems lost, let us seek life in the weekly nourishment of the Eucharist. When all seems bleak, let us hear the Scripture as if for the very first time.

My soul magnifies the spirit of the Lord  HEAR OUR PRAYER

With our First Nations brothers and sisters, we pray to the Great Spirit, the Grandfather, the Grandmother, that we live in harmony with our earthly home. Help us to use resources carefully and thankfully, for they show your creativity and magnificence.

 My soul magnifies the spirit of the Lord  HEAR OUR PRAYER

Keep us strengthened and energized to reach out to those who are unnoticed or neglected. Make us of one mind as we seek justice that eliminates hunger, greed, and self-righteousness. Let us count on your presence in the lives of those who are ill, injured, or burdened in heart or mind. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts.

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

My soul magnifies the spirit of the Lord  HEAR OUR PRAYER

Move us to ever-closer communion with our partner Anglican Church of Canada and their Bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church and their Bishop in your region and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Grace in Victoria, Mount Olive in Surrey and Rev. Peter Hanson, and prison ministries across Canada.

My soul magnifies the spirit of the Lord  HEAR OUR PRAYER

Remind us day by day, week by week, that we can know your light only if we deal with darkness. We cannot speak with authority until we have learned to listen. We cannot teach with insight until we too are reborn. All this we pray in the name of the Christ.

AMEN.

 

 

August 26, 2018 – Time after Pentecost

The following prayers have been adapted for congregational use by Rebecca Garber

click here to download a copy of the prayers

We invite you to include the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Bishops of your region in your prayers.

Anglican Bishops:

  • Bishop Logan McMenamie, Diocese of British Columbia
  • Bishop Melissa Skelton, Diocese of New Westminster
  • Bishop David Lehmann, Diocese of Caledonia
  • Bishop John Privett, Diocese of Kootenay
  • Bishop Barbara Andrews, Diocese of The Territory of the People

Roman Catholic Bishops:

  • Archdiocese of Vancouver – Archbishop Michael Miller
  • Diocese of Kamloops – Bishop Joseph Nguyen
  • Diocese of Nelson – Bishop Robert Bourgon
  • Diocese of Prince George – Bishop Stephen Jensen
  • Diocese of Victoria – Bishop Gary Gordon

Prayers for August 26, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “You offer us wholeness when we are broken” you are invited to respond:

 ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Trusting the spirit flittering around us like a dove, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people who are hungry and needy.

A moment of silence

Jesus, holy one of God, we come to this time of worship with eyes wide open to your mystery alive in each day. Enable your church to express full humanity within our communities. Remind us of the power of fleshly life, for God expresses himself fully in Jesus.

You offer us wholeness when we are broken

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Jesus, holy one of God, bless wild animals and the survival of their diversity. Bless our pets and the comfort and pleasure they bring to daily life. Guard over our prairies and kitchen gardens, beaches and sandboxes, mountains and hearths.

You offer us wholeness when we are broken

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Jesus, holy one of God, you show us the image of the eternal. Help us to embrace our bodies–their miraculous and complex functioning, their capacity for movement and joy. Surprise us with joy as we take time to pay attention the blessings of our physicality.

You offer us wholeness when we are broken

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Jesus, holy one of God, use our time together this day to strengthen our faith through worship and community. Nourished by the meal of bread and wine, we celebrate and grow in our covenant of faith. Teach us to turn toward you in good times and bad, as we walk our pilgrimage of faith.

You offer us wholeness when we are broken

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Bless our continuing communion with our partner Anglican Church of Canada, their Bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church, their Bishop in your region, and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Mount Olivet in North Vancouver and Pastor Carolina Glauster and Christ the King in Surrey and Pastor Lori-Anne Boutin-Crawford.

You offer us wholeness when we are broken

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Jesus, holy one of God, remember the poor and the broken-hearted and help all those in trouble. In the face of illness, injury, and loss, teach us to find strength and solace through your quiet compassion. We pray especially for those we name aloud or silently in our hearts.

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

You offer us wholeness when we are broken

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

We place all these prayers and the rumblings of our deepest selves before your feet. Alleluia. Alleluia.

 AMEN.

July 15, 2018 – Time after Pentecost

The following prayers have been adapted for congregational use by Rebecca Garber

click here to download a coy of the prayers

We invite you to include the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Bishops of your region in your prayers.

Anglican Bishops:

  • Bishop Logan McMenamie, Diocese of British Columbia
  • Bishop Melissa Skelton, Diocese of New Westminster
  • Bishop David Lehmann, Diocese of Caledonia
  • Bishop John Privett, Diocese of Kootenay
  • Bishop Barbara Andrews, Diocese of The Territory of the People

Roman Catholic Bishops:

  • Archdiocese of Vancouver – Archbishop Michael Miller
  • Diocese of Kamloops – Bishop Joseph Nguyen
  • Diocese of Nelson – Bishop Robert Bourgon
  • Diocese of Prince George – Bishop Stephen Jensen
  • Diocese of Victoria – Bishop Gary Gordon

Prayers for July 15, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “You destined us for adoption as your children, ” you are invited to respond:

 ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Walking with you in faith, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

God of truth, fill our mouths with words of justice and wisdom. Bless your church as it practises passive resistance in the face of the evil in our world. Engage us in action and advocacy for change that benefits vulnerable people everywhere.

You destined us for adoption as your children

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

God of the glorious globe, pour healing upon our fragile world and broken hearts. Inspire engineers and environmentalists who seek sustainable sources of energy, food, and clean water.

You destined us for adoption as your children

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

God of justice, challenge all nations to whisper in our ears the  words of right action. Engage us all in challenging our leaders to do what is fair and right. We pray especially for the ongoing work of reconciliation with our indigenous peoples.

You destined us for adoption as your children

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

 God of tenderness and songs of comfort and inspiration. Make all of us examples of love and caring for all children in our midst. Preserve their creativity and energy as they move into adulthood. Offer healing and resilience to those who are being abused, neglected, or scorned.

You destined us for adoption as your children

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

God of all saints, living and dead, bless our community of faith. We pray especially for the continuing communion with our partner Anglican Church of Canada, the Bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church, the Bishop in your region and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Hills of Peace in Kamloops and  Pastor Jane Gingrich and our global missionaries: Pastor Yoli Zavaleta in Peru and Pastor Andrea Baez in Argentina.

You destined us for adoption as your children

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

God of healing and hope, restore us with caring and renew us through caring for others. Bring abundance into our earthly pilgrimage–during the good times and during difficulties. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts.

 

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

 

You destined us for adoption as your children

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

 

Turning our hopes and dreams over to you, we pray in the name of the Christ,

 

AMEN.

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October 9, 2016 – Time After Pentecost

The following prayers have been adapted for congregational use by Rebecca Garber

click here to download a copy of the prayers

With the words, O God of thanksgiving and joy, you are invited to respond Hear our prayer.

As we celebrate the annual rite of thanksgiving, we pray for our church, for those in need, and for all of creation.

a brief silence

God of blessings, great and small, continue to bless and renew our partnership with the Anglican Church of Canada. Bless Bishop Logan, Bishop Greg and the congregations of our synod. We pray especially today for Dunbar Lutheran in Vancouver and Pastor Thomas Keeley and for our over-worked and ever-faithful synod staff.

O God of thanksgiving and joy

Hear our prayer.

God of eternity, you sustain all life as we know it with the gift of water. Bless (name local rivers, lakes, streams) which nourish us and give us pleasure. Guard them from misuse, pollution, and natural disaster.

O God of thanksgiving and joy

Hear our prayer.

God of courage and confidence, make us dangerous people–people who will not tolerate unkindness or unfairness. People who take action to lift others up, who care for the insiders and the outliers, who play their part in life with confidence and joy.

O God of thanksgiving and joy

Hear our prayer.

God of utmost compassion, make us the ones who reach out to those in need. Make us first among those who care for those who are sick in body, sick at heart, those who need a friend. Move upon the inner landscape of all those who have lost their way. We say the names now, aloud or within our hearts. We pray especially for those who have requested your care and strength (name those on the prayer list)

O God of thanksgiving and joy

Hear our prayer.

God of feast and festivity, bless us as we join with family and friends in our Thanksgiving celebrations. Make us buckle with awe as we contemplate the abundance and peace we share in this Canada that has resulted from the cultural traditions of so many people.

O God of thanksgiving and joy

Hear our prayer.

God of all our tomorrows, let us remember with thanksgiving all those who have enriched our lives with their love and example. We commemorate Teresa of Avila, who renewed the church from her learning from an early life of illness.

O God of thanksgiving and joy

Hear our prayer.

Into your hands, faithful and beloved God, we place ourselves and our prayers, trusting in your mercy through Jesus the Christ.

Amen